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Glacier National Park - the East Side

Sept. 13-14

2DF68F512219AC6817D6C844682E58AA.jpg"Hungry Horse' is the big town on the east side. It got its name from two pack horses that got lost one December at the turn of the century. When they were found a month later, they were almost dead from the cold and hunger. "Hungry Horse" was a slight understatement!
Hungry Horse dam on Flatbead River with its bald eagles and eagle nests.
Mountains on the east side of Glacier Park. east_side_glacier.jpg
Mountains in the southeast corner. This is the town of Martin City and homestead farms on the plains outside the city. Virgin forests.
Martin_Cit.._of_Glacier.jpgeast_side_..ine_007.jpghomestead_..n_east_side.jpg]The railroad that services Glacier National Park was built on the east side by James Hill. It was built through Maria's pass discovered by Lewis and Clark and named after Lewis' cousin. An obelisk marks the continental divide. Glacier's rivers flow in three directions. Next to the obelisk is a plaque to Theodore Roosevelt who created the national park system.east_side_..edicine_026.jpgstatue_to_..he_railroad.jpgRR_building_plaque025.jpgMaria_s_pass_plaaque.jpgeast_side_..ine_029.jpg
Lewis Lodge, the only privately owned lodge in Glacier, and its view of the mountains. It's across from the train station.Lewis_Lodge.jpgrailroad_s..__east_side.jpgLewis_Lodge__3_.jpgLewis_Lodge__2_.jpg69A763842219AC6817EBD312D3E15A8A.jpgview_from_Lewis_Lodge.jpgview_of_mo..s_Lodge_041.jpg

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